It’s a really special feeling to know that you are in the right place. I have spent most of my life with a heart full of anxiety and the distinct feeling I am doing something wrong. So much of my time has been devoted to figuring out what I should be, and where I want to be. Liking the path that I am on is a very new, very good feeling.
Tiff and I have spent the last few weeks running around Phnom Penh, taking pictures, interviewing amazing people, writing stories, bugging the tailor, buying fabric, sampling coffee, drawing and traveling. It’s a life I would recommend. And its our JOB.
It’s been about 6 months since we started the blog, and we have both grown a lot since then. Tiff is killing it with the photography, taking classes to get better from these ladies, and learning a ton from other bloggers. She’s really good, but you all know that, you see her stuff up here almost every day. In fact, she’s so good that the Bangkok Airways magazine, Fah Thai will be using some of her photos for a piece they are doing, which is amazing. It’s so much fun to see someone you love CRUSH it.
It feels like I am getting into my groove a little bit now too. I am loving the custom design work for friends here, and I think it’s getting better and better. I have a lot of technical skills to work on, but I am learning to trust my eye and push a design if I like it. I also just signed up for fashion school. Yep. I will be the 32-year-old in the summer program at Central St. Martins in London in a few months. I’m nervous, but I can barely contain myself. Just like Shaq.However, there is still the little voice in my head that says “you have Masters in Public Health, you should be doing that work…stop being lazy…” The voice is clearly kind of a butthead, so I do my best to ignore it. I am glad I went to grad school. I got to live in New York, meet amazing people, and I am not sad that I know a lot about what I really care about. I just don’t want to work in the field. But I do want to live in New York again, maybe next time as a super fantastic fashion designer, or something.
I am constantly shocked, humbled, and thrilled that so many people are reading this. Our little blog is not so little anymore and that’s just crazy to me. So thank you, lovely readers all over the world (we see you, Belarus and Iraq!), for taking the time to legitimize all the work we put into this. I wanna hug all of you. Tiff does too, but she’s Canadian, so she will be more respectful of your personal space.